Outline of the state of South Carolina
South Carolina

Health Education K-12 Curriculum—Healthy Eating Nutrition—HS

Health Education K-12 Curriculum—Healthy Eating Nutrition—HS

State law addresses healthy eating/nutrition.

South Carolina Code of State Regulations 43–238. Health Education Requirements

The Comprehensive Health Education (CHE) Act of 1988 (59–32–5) requires that public school health instruction be planned, age-appropriate, and sequential. The CHE Act further requires that, at least one time during the four years of grades 9–12, each student shall receive a program of instruction in comprehensive health education to include the following subjects:

  • community health
  • consumer health
  • environmental health
  • growth and development
  • nutritional health
  • personal health
  • prevention and control of diseases and disorders
  • safety and accident prevention
  • substance use and abuse
  • dental health
  • mental and emotional health
  • reproductive health**
  • pregnancy prevention**
  • sexually transmitted diseases** ***
  • family life (option in grades 9–12)

** a minimum of 750 minutes of instruction is required for these three together. *** Instruction in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) includes AIDS education and must be taught within the reproductive health, family life, or pregnancy prevention education components or it must be presented as a separate component (59–32–30(E)).

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South Carolina Standard for Health and Safety Education

Abbreviation Key Concept D Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs G Growth, Development, and Sexual Health and Responsibility I Injury Prevention and Safety M Mental, Emotional, and Social Health N Nutrition and Physical Activity P Personal and Community Health
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